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Multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease affecting the nervous system. It progresses in spurts, followed by periods of remission of varying lengths.

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that attacks the nervous system. The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. The disease specifically attacks the myelin sheath, which is the protective covering of the nerves. Myelin is necessary for the transmission of electrical signals. As the disease progresses and damage to myelin worsens, the flow of nerve impulses is interrupted. The result is a wide variety of symptoms that vary based on the area affected.
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